PEORIA - In a homily delivered Saturday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois challenged President Obama's HHS mandate, suggesting that the president was following the same path as Hitler and Stalin.
"Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care," Jenky said. "In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path." Jenky added.
In the past year, Illinois' Attorney General -a close ally of Barack Obama - demanded either Catholic Charities agree to including same sex couples in adoption services interviews or lose contract with Illinois Children's Services. Catholilc Charities shut their doors rather than succumb to Illinois' new same sex civil unions law. More on Jenky's homily at the Washington Examiner, and a portion is below: